This 3-D display will mark the 150th anniversary of New Zealand's oldest public gardens next yearPhoto by Jane Dawber.
Dunedin Botanic Garden plant collections curator Stephen
Bishop (left) and apprentice gardener Andy Anderson tend a
3-D display yesterday to mark the 150th anniversary of New
Zealand's oldest public gardens next year.
The raised 6m by 3.5m display features a variety of
succulents, which spell out "DBG 150", Mr Bishop said.
"It's been designed as a foliage display, rather than a
The bed was planted on Monday, with the help of Otago
Polytechnic landscaping students, and the lettering is
expected to be flowering by Christmas.
It will remain on display by the garden's duckpond until
April. A calendar listing 150th anniversary events at the
gardens would be released on January 13, information services
officer Clare Fraser said.